Regenerative Agriculture (RA) describes farming and grazing practices that help reverse climate change by rebuilding the organic matter in soil and restoring degraded soil biodiversity.
Hawaii has become ground zero for testing and trials of genetically engineered crops, and environmentalists worry about the implications for ecosystems throughout the islands and beyond…
“The superweeds are coming! The superweeds are coming!” This has been the environmental community’s adamant cry ever since international agribusiness decided to throw our crops into a clingy, interdependent relationship with Roundup. Well, we might need a less outdated banner, because that particular winter isn’t coming, it’s here. After sustaining agriculture with a steady drip […]
Knutur Rafn Armann, Managing Director and owner of the Fridheimer Greenhouse, which provides 18 percent of the local tomatoes in Iceland. EarthTalk: Hi, I’ve just been eating your tomato soup, which is the most delicious I’ve ever had, and I just want to ask you, because one doesn’t think of tomatoes and Iceland together. So why tomatoes […]
Dear EarthTalk: Is it true that global warming is causing our crops to be less nutritious? — William Persson, Glendale, OH It’s difficult to say whether or not the climate change we are now experiencing is negatively impacting the nutritional quality of our food, but researchers warn that it may be only a matter of time. […]
Dear EarthTalk: What are the potential health and environmental impacts of so many genetically engineered organisms in our food supply? — Frank C., Charlottesville, VA Proponents of genetic engineering (GE)—whereby DNA from unrelated species is combined to produce improved or novel organisms—insist that the benefits of increased crop yields and less agricultural waste outweigh the potential […]